At last night's Golden Globe Awards, Tina Fey had the BEST beauty line of the night:
"Steve Carell's 'Foxcatcher' look took two hours to put on, including his hairstyling and makeup. Just for comparison, it took me three hours today to prepare for my role as 'human woman'."
Ain't that the truth?! Here are the night's hair and makeup looks:
Let's face it, Chastain was made for the red carpet. She always manages to nail the requisite high glamour, but somehow makes it feel fresh and exciting every time (and here, sexay-sexay). I like everything very much from afar; up close, I'm a bit less enamoured with the fake lashes and pale brows—but I can live with them. I think the horizontal extension of eyeshadow was actually quite clever, to give her face the illusion of more width. And I quite like the sophisticated colour palette chosen by her makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle.
If you feel like you've seen this look on Kerry before, well you have. Almost exactly, at the SAG Awards last year. I think that one was slightly better, with the headband and earrings giving it a super-pretty vibe. Or maybe I'm just biased because here, she's wearing a terrible dress.
I'm so thankful Amy and her makeup artist, Stephen Sollitto, didn't feel compelled to do 'Big Eyes' as per the film title. Instead, they chose basically the same low-key, rose gold makeup we saw on her at People's Choice, with different hair. I am okay with this, because it works so well for her, and well, Amy can do no wrong in my eyes. As for the hair, colour is on point and the waves are nicely brushed out. I'm not sure about the swooshy volume at the part, though. It might've been sexier/more flattering if her hair went flatter and dipped a bit across the forehead.
Loving Lupita's new, fuller 'fro. But the makeup? I dunno. Bright purple sparkly eyeshadow high above the crease and under the eyes, plus fuchsia lip gloss AND purple and green earrings. I probably would've loved it at age seven. Now, I feel like it's too much—not sophisticated and too matchy with the dress. Just because she can wear all these bright colours doesn't mean she always should.
You can tell Katie feels comfortable and confident here. What a difference compared to her Met Ball look! Great call on the sleek, straight, low pony... except it doesn't need to be down to her waist. Gah! It's like when women get oversized boob jobs. We know the hair is fake, no need to shout about it though. Fortunately, I am very pro this smoky eye, nude lip makeup on Katie. Her eyes still pop, but everything is very subtle.
Kate looks lovely here, much softer than she did at last year's Globes with the harsh blonde hair and lined eyes. This light brown colour is making her skin sing, and I think she's one of those people (like yours truly) who looks best in minimal makeup. Love the shimmer under the eyes! This is also a great styling idea for shorter hair types. A strong side part, little sweep over the forehead, and then tucked behind both ears and pinned. Cute!
So Jen's face looks like leather. (Clearly, it wasn't her night.) Possibly it's bad lighting, but everyone else here seems to have normal skin colour/texture. Hers looks like a spray tan gone wrong... very wrong... and now it's accentuating every little crease and crevice. You just know she's cringing at these photos today.
Another Jennifer, another set of beauty problems. This time, it's not so much the spray tan as it is the need for a stylistic intervention. She has GOT to stop trying so hard. It's not the year 2000 (not that her makeup was ever this heavy then), and there's just no need to pile on the foundation, liner, shadow and contour in an attempt to look "sexy."
Signature Emma style here. The lobbed hair is tousled and effortless, while she takes a little risk with her makeup, doing up both eyes and lips in vampy shades. The semi-matte lip stain in berry is so elegant, and the fact that the dark shadow just hovers at the crease saves things from going too heavy. It feels very rich, very French, very Chanel.
I see Pacey! (Swoon.) Meanwhile, Diane looks perfect—is anyone the least bit surprised? I love that her makeup is super-subtle—it's "you-only-better" makeup—with shimmery taupe eyes, darkened brows, pretty pink gloss and most importantly, NATURAL lashes. So much cooler, right?
For once, I'm not really feeling it with Sienna. Maybe it's partly this weird pose she's doing. But mostly, I think it's the hair. As you know, I used to salivate over her hair. Now—it's not that I don't like the new bob, because I've seen photos of it looking quite cute. And it's not that I don't appreciate the effortlessness of this texture and the flopped-over part. I just feel like it's either gone too blonde, or her body is too tanned... and the ends are so thinned. I like my ends crisp and healthy-looking!
Remember when Emily wore hot pink eyeshadow to the Met Ball? I haven't really loved any beauty looks she's done since, including this one. Here, the hair is so frizzy and unflattering, and the makeup is so... safe. The brown eyeshadow application is reminding me of Kaley Cuoco's (albeit way classier) and I feel like the extra-long falsies at the outer corners of her eyes are making her look a bit sleepy. I'm also wondering if Emily is just not meant to have thick brows. I preferred them back in 2013, when they were tidier, letting the makeup stand out. See? I really am re-thinking this "bold brows for everyone!" stance.
Why oh why did Salma accessorize her white dress with white flowers in her hair? Sure, they are pretty, but they also make the whole thing look bridal instead of red carpet glam. Some kind of sparkly expensive clip—along the lines of what Olivia Munn wore to the Met Ball last year—would've been more appropriate. Otherwise, this is stunning. How is this woman 48 years old?! I love her soft, side-parted waves and ultra-minimal makeup. What a natural beauty!
Nobody liked Keira's maternity dress, but at least her face makes up for it. She's absolutely glowing here, thanks to pregnancy hormones and well, the Chanel makeup job by Kate Lee. You can almost always tell when it's Kate Lee makeup because it's so very seamless and subtle—yet not washed out or too neutral, either, as tends to happen with natural makeup looks.
Love Julianne, and she looks so happy here! As usual, she got her makeup exactly right. These cool tones really suit her, especially the soft (purple?) around the eyes. Notice how she "grounded" it with black in the waterlines and tons of black mascara. Then, just enough pink blush and gloss to get a healthy glow, without looking overdone. I'm not sure if her hair is meant to be straight or wavy, but anyway, I like the deep side part and the simplicity; she's not over-styled.
OMG, this hairstyle! Maybe some of you will like it. Me, I'm not a fan. Supposedly, it's an asymmetrical faux bob—but I find it so stiff and overly sculptural, with a shape that's downright fug. (Seriously, you should see this thing from the side.) I got the breakdown from Wella on how to recreate it, and as you might imagine, it requires a million steps and products. No thank you.
You know how I said Jessica Chastain just excels at red carpet? Well, poor Claire is the opposite. Never quite seems to nail it, and you get the feeling she'd much rather be home in track pants than dressed to the nines. Which is why I don't understand her styling team. I would be prioritizing dresses that worked with hair down (so much more flattering for her), and I'd also choose simpler pieces that go with her tomboy-ish vibe. That means ditching the matchy-matchy sparkly blue eyeshadow, which is wearing her instead of the other way around. And I'm unclear on the lip texture here. Is that a shimmer, a two-tone look or are they just chapped? At least her skin finish is more fresh than we've seen it in the past.
Claire is wearing: Eyeshadow in Giove
Dakota's look is probably the closest to what I would do if my life suddenly changed and I had to walk the Globes red carpet myself. (One can dream, right?) Hair down, loosely tousled waves with separated bangs, and simple, natural makeup with balanced lips and eyes. It's not trying too hard, and I love it.
I'm glad Naomi stuck to her go-to beauty formula. As we saw in her top 10, the soft waves and bright red lips just can't be beat on her. Shame about the lipstick on her teeth, and I think the false lashes take away from the elegance here. Otherwise, love the dewy skin texture and the fact that we aren't seeing any obvious makeup, aside from the bold lips.
I like this SO much better than Anna's look at People's Choice. In fact, it might be the only time I can remember Anna getting it pretty much right on the red carpet. The loose updo with bangs might not be the most modern styling choice, but at least it's quite flattering on her and not into prom hair territory. And finally, FINALLY, she nailed the makeup! Gone are those muddy browns she used to wear on her lips and cheeks, replaced by normal pink gloss and rosy blush. The smokified eyes are good, too, not too dark for her fair colouring. Well done, Anna!
Somebody went a bit overboard with pre-awards season trips to the dermatologist. You know I think Kate is gorgeous, but she looks like she's made of wax here. Her face might do weird things if she dares to move it—the lips and cheeks are so inflated. So frozen. Those things aside, I like this look from far away. Kate wears updos really well, and the big, high bun is super-glam. Close-up, we always see these browny-goldy tones on her. It would be nice to mix it up with some clearer, brighter shades for once—I'll bet hot pinks and charcoal greys would look great, if she also eased up on the spray tanning.
Well, Julianna's one eyebrow looks like it's Spocking from Botox. But—I love her makeup. People should do matching pinks like this more often! They really make her skin look incredible, and I'm loving its beautiful fresh texture. The pompadour-ish hair I'm less crazy about, and would've preferred it down or more sleek.
Anna usually goes classic for red carpet, and this time looks VERY princess ballerina-like—a far cry from her 'Pitch Perfect' style, no? I especially dig how her lips and cheeks pick up on the rich raspberry tones of the earrings and dress.
You guys already know what I'm gonna say here. Jenna—so pretty—looks amazing overall. New lob length is working for her, so is the easy texture, and her skin is freakin' radiant as can be. So why does she go messing around with the OTT false lashes and brows that look like they've been threaded to death? (It's a small detail, and I get that they are thin, but I don't know if they need to be quite so precise and angular.) Plus, there is an obvious pencil line at the top of one brow.
So simple, yet just right for Kate. I think we've already established that she's the type who looks best with extremely minimal makeup (compare this with this and you'll see exactly what I mean). So I'm very much in approval of this bare-faced choice, with hair pulled back into a low bun. The only thing I'd change here are the brows. The pencil seems way too dark. Has Kate not heard of Brow Drama, which clings to the hairs? Would be so much more natural-looking!
Sorry, can't focus on the face because those spaghetti straps! They don't seem sufficiently, um, supportive. Anyway... I'm usually a fan of what Rosamund does on the red carpet, but this is a rare exception. Asymmetrical bobs really aren't my thing, and is it just me or are her highlights looking a little stripey? Fortunately, Melanie Inglessis did a nice job on the makeup (although I'm surprised to see falsies here; I know she doesn't like 'em). I do love how sparkly her eyes look, and how it's all very soft.
I don't love an updo—especially a middle-parted updo—for Taylor. With her face shape, I think a side part with some hair over the forehead would be a little more flattering/feminine. But, I have to applaud her on the makeup. Despite some minor skin texture issues, it's just the way I like it: a bright red lip, darkened brows and natural lashes.
Oooh, so exciting to see Lorde all glammed and grown up. Like Taylor, she's having some skin challenges, but you actually don't notice them as much as her gorgeous red lips, luminous smoky eyes and thick brows. She is wearing Kat Von D Countess lipstick, and the Kat Von D Monarch palette on the eyes.
Her hair is actually in a long, straight ponytail that was inspired by a horse's tail (er, okay then). Hairstylist Gavin Harwin used lots of Wella oil for shine, and flat-ironed it into a super-straight texture.
I've got nothing but praise for Leslie's look. Everything is working here, from her side-swept Ombré waves to her glowing skin to her punchy orangey-red lipstick. (Don't you just love this colour combo of orangey mouth, yellow dress, green eyes and earrings?) Jillian Dempsey did the makeup, and the lipstick is Elizabeth Arden Marigold.
It feels like we haven't seen Katherine Heigl since the late '00s, and by the looks of it, she's still following the hair trends of 5+ years ago, too. Those curls need brushing out badly. And I'm also unsure about the colour. I like her as a blonde, but it's so yellow, maybe something a bit softer/redder? Close-up, her bloodshot eyes make it seem like she's been crying... or drinking. And her skin overall comes off a bit muddy. Bad spray tan, maybe.
This red carpet needed an English rose, and Felicity sure is delivering. I'm obsessed with this makeup job—easily one of the best of the night!—which was done by makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani with products from Dior. The shadow is the new House of Greens palette, with the new kohl liner in black for definition. Notice how she left the brows natural, not overly defined. No word yet on the gorge peachy blush, but the lipstick is Rouge Dior in Plisse Soleil. Perfection! Especially with the feature-flattering curtain of hair across the forehead.
Dame Helen put forth a nice effort, although her face is a fraction lighter than her neck and chest. What's really impressive is that the one person on this red carpet who NEEDS lip liner to prevent bleeding isn't wearing an obvious one. Now why can't everyone else get that right?!
The bob, Maggie! The bob is your haircut! Not this one. Although let's be thankful for small mercies; at least it is no longer that cringetastic blonde colour and she seems to have ditched the spray tan.
Will you think less of me if I tell you I like this? The hair should be all wrong: dyed grey long past the dyed grey hair trend, and greasy roots to boot. And yet, I think this colour and cut are so flattering on Zosia. Compared with her previous brunette and blonde shades, this grey is doing wonderful things to her skin. I also like the bold pink blush and the full brows, though yes... lip liner IS a problem.
This has to be one of Amanda's better red carpet showings (usually I'm underwhelmed by what she puts out there). This time, we have a pretty side bun with a bit of a bang, and bold, berry-red lips. I don't mind the over-drawing on the bottom lip, but her skin seems a bit dry. Overall, I like how she kept the makeup simple—her blue eyes really pop.
Girl, no. Heidi looks weathered here from the too-dark spray tan (and what looks like weight loss?). I'm so distracted by her orange skin, I can't even focus on the vintage waves or red lips—both off-brand for her and actually a nice surprise. I see she couldn't resist the white pencil in the waterlines again, a model makeup trick that is NOT helping things.
Damn. I wish Viola had stopped at the red lips and not done the iridescent pink on the eyes as well... it just makes what was otherwise a lovely makeup statement turn borderline garish. Also confused by the brow situation—are they pencilled in above her actual brow hairs?
This voluminous ponytail is sooo cute on Tina. And the neutral-toned makeup is equally effortless (even if, like she said, it was not that way in reality). Let's not speak of what appears to be a few stray upper lip hairs.
Greer is perfectly illustrating why I always use a face mist after powder application. It "cuts" the powdery texture that you're seeing accentuate every single hair on her face. In other news, compare and contrast her brows today with last week's. She trimmed the fans and I'm sad. Her hair colour looks different now, too—streakier and cooler-toned.
I don't even know what to say about this lavender mohawk look. It might be time to move on to the next style gimmick, Kelly? Believe or not, that's not the thing that bugs me most about her beauty game. It's the thick foundation, heavy lashes/liner and drawn-on brows (where here, one is pointy and one is not). She's also going the Heidi route with her waterlines!
Thumbs down on the outfit, but I'll give the beauty a thumbs up, Melissa. The side-swept bang and side bun are the perfect choice for her round face, and I think this is one rare exception where the false lashes do make things better, defining her face and opening the eyes. Not sure about the lipstick colour, though... it's a bit aging. She'd look great in a bright, clear pink.
Hmmm, never noticed this thing going on with Michelle's eyes, unless it's some new, Botox-related development? Even without that issue, I'm less than enthusiastic about her look here; I find she either gets it very right or very wrong on the red carpet. The hair is so boring (I wish she'd go back to darker brunette with bangs) and she just seems washed out with this minimal makeup. Can we bring back that orange lipstick, please?
Julia really hit it out of the park. Straight hair in a centre part, natural fresh skin, rosy blush, soft smoky eyes and matted pink lips—it's all good. I can't believe she's in her 50s!
A bit frozen, but not bad, right? Catherine can still hold her own when it comes to red carpet glamour. I like how her hair is flat at the front and tucked behind the ears before it cascades into the soft waves. Lashes and lip liner I could do without, but all in all, makeup is lovely, too.
Don't you miss the days when Kristen Wiig was a longer brunette? (Like at the 2012 Oscars?) This rooty blonde bob is doing her NO favours. She is another one who needs to step away from the orange spray tan. I will say something nice: I like her lipstick and eyeshadow very much. Matchy-matchy lips and eyes seem to be a theme on this red carpet!
Anyone else feeling shades of Gwen Stefani at the 2013 Met Ball? Gwen did it better, of course, but this isn't a bad effort by Patricia by any stretch. Great skin, nice pop of colour on the lips and I love the long, straight piece at the front to add interest to her updo.
Cindy looks like she might've overdone the sunbathing, but other than that, so stunning as always. Hair is gorge and makeup is nice and soft. Is she covering up her famous mole now?
Not quite the triumph that was Amy's hair and makeup at the 2013 Variety Power of Women event, but still very nice. She might re-think her highlights, though... they are looking a bit ashy and streaky (one reason I prefer solid-colour blondes).
Ooh, this is exciting—Ellie looks so fab here! The deep berry lip and flushed cheeks work so well with her vibrant red hair, brown eyes and pale skin. But perhaps ease up on the Botox. Those bunny lines are pretty pronounced!
This is Allison's first golden Globes. Can't you just tell? She is getting bad advice—from the dated bridal updo to the heavy lashes to the drawn-on brows. No bueno.
Props to Maria for being the only brave soul to test-drive the wet-hair look that was all over the spring runways. You know, I don't mind it on her. With the dripping diamond earrings and blue dress, it's giving me oceanic glam vibes. Too bad that her skin texture is so heavy, and heavily contoured, with the goopy JLo lip gloss. That kind of lets the whole thing down.
Leave it to the model to be the only one on this red carpet to pull off clashing lip and eyeshadow colours. It didn't work on Lupita or Viola, but it works on Liberty. She looks so chic with her jet-black hair tucked behind one ear to show off the cuff. Notice how extremely bare her lashes are. It's cooler, right?
This hair is super-pretty for Jessica, and the makeup's not bad, either. Maybe the lip shade is a bit muddy.
Julia Goldani Telles
I quite like Julia's fluffy bob with the vampy lipstick. Wondering if this is the right hair colour for her, however. Something lighter and warmer might make it less sallow.
I don't love it, but I don't hate it. Not completely understanding Ruth's hairstyle, but the colour is great, and I like her defined lower lashes.
Lana Del Rey
So tragic. Not sure why Lana thought it would be a good idea to go full '60s Priscilla Presley, but this is just too literal.
Love Edie here—she played this just right. Bombshell hair, lotsa lashes and nude everywhere else.
Ugh, I'm so over this hippe braided updo thingie. It's not flattering Louise, that's for sure. I find her makeup on the heavy side, especially the foundation and shadow. And oh God, the brows! Filled in way too strong.
No surprises here, Laura's doing her usual red carpet thing: jet-black hair, super-fake lashes and skinny, rounded '90s brows (not that I think there's much she can do anymore about the brows). If you can get past all those things, this is actually one of her prettier appearances.
Yet another spray tan offender. (It was bad this time—why?? I thought tans were on the way out.) Katie's curls need brushing out, and as with Heidi, the makeup looks overdone agains the orange skin.
I don't mind this at all—Christine has nice hair, and the makeup works well with her mature skin texture. I like the smudgy eyes and pink lip colour.
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Inevitably, there is someone who looks like they did their makeup by watching a YouTube video, and Jessica is that person. I don't think she needs this heavy a makeup, and the eyes, lips and cheeks are each fighting for attention.
I was just about to say this was flawless, and then I caught the lashes. The hair is good, the makeup is good, but the lashes are cray. What was she thinking?!
This one makes me think of beginner's makeup school. Technically, this smoky eye is well-executed. But in black, it's SO harsh for her colouring, and the waterlines really close off her eyes. The blonde stripes in her hair are also a no-go.
Talk about needing a root touch-up. I'm not sure where Taryn is going with this two-toned hair idea, but it's seriously awkward. All-over brunette would be sooo much kinder to her skin tone.
I've got nothing. Not into the hair, not into the lip colour, not into the lashes. Nothing about this is modern. Sorry, Eva.
Last pic of the night is Giuliana, and it's actually hard to look at. Though not as ghoulish as her scary Met Ball makeup, she's still doing the heavy contouring—which to me, makes no sense because isn't she already plenty angular?
But on a serious note, her appearance has me truly concerned for her health. I hope someday soon she is able to get some help.
Who had your favourite beauty (and least favourite) look on this red carpet?